Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Child & Adolescent Care
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms of pediatric sleep apnea?
Social symptoms are challenging to diagnose, but include alteration in mood, hyperactivity, misbehavior and poor academic performance. Not every child with poor social skills and school performance has sleep apnea but sleep disorders should be considered.
Other symptoms may include:
- Sleep deprivation
- Slow growth
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Why is it important to diagnose and treat pediatric sleep issues?
If left untreated, pediatric sleep disorders can result in a number of issues for your child, including failure to thrive, difficulty concentrating or developmental delays, behavioral problems, high blood pressure and heart disease. Fragmented sleep commonly causes daytime sleepiness and children with untreated sleep apnea are also prone to hyperactivity or attention issues, resulting in an impaired quality of life.
What steps should I take next if I feel my child is suffering from a sleep-related issue?
Contact Wellstar Sleep Medicine for more information on our pediatric sleep studies. We welcome you to take a tour of our dedicated pediatric sleep room. If necessary, we’ll schedule your child for a sleep study.
For more information on Wellstar Sleep Medicine’s pediatric sleep program, call (470) 644-1755.